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If you have a sensor or device connected to your SmartThings setup, but you no longer want it, it’s actually really easy to disconnect from your system.

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Your iPhone keeps a history of recent calls you’ve made and received. For the most part, this list is pretty handy. If you favor privacy, though, it’s easy enough to delete individual calls from your iPhone’s call history or even clear the whole recent calls list at once. Here’s how to do it.

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Android allows apps you to subscribe to apps and services, including Google’s own Google Play Music, through Google Play. If you subscribe to an app, Google will automatically bill your saved payment method until you cancel the subscription.

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If you’ve ever tried to do anything advanced on your Android phone, you’ve likely heard (or read) the term “USB Debugging.” This is a commonly-used option that’s tucked away neatly under Android’s Developer Options menu, but it’s still something that many users enable without giving it a second thought–and without knowing what it really does.

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A smart thermostat is a great accessory to have in your house, not only to be able to adjust your home’s temperature from your phone, but to also save money on your utility costs. Here’s how to install and set up the Ecobee3 smart thermostat in your own home.

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You probably have had experience when you’re trying to spell an odd word that isn’t in the dictionary, and your iPhone keeps autocorrecting it to how it thinks it should be spelled. It might be time to teach it what you’re trying to say.

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The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are some of the best Android phones available right now—maybe even the best Android phones of all time. But TouchWiz has a bad rep for being ugly and “bulky” (especially with Android elitists). If this is the only thing holding you back from giving one of these otherwise excellent phones a shot, we’ve got you covered. It’s actually pretty easy to get a near-stock experience on most Samsung phones—you’ll just need to download and tweak a few things.

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Apple officially unveiled iOS 10 and macOS Sierra during its WWDC keynote yesterday, but you don’t have to wait until the fall to get the new wallpapers.

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In Android 5.x and below, accessing your list of running apps was simple—you’d jump into Settings > Apps > Running. Easy! In Android 6.0, however, Google moved this setting. It’s still not super difficult to find, but it’s a little trickier. But as always, we’ve got your back. Here’s how to find it once your device is on Marshmallow (or later).

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Whole-house audio solutions are expensive, and often difficult to set up. Today we’re going to take you from a no-house audio system to a whole-house audio system in matter of minutes with the Google Chromecast Audio.

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We’re fond of any app that will allow you to save a webpage to read later, and there are many ways to do it. If you use an Apple device, however, you don’t need anything other than Safari.

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Android has come a long way over the last several years. What was once an ugly, sluggish operating system is now a refined, widely-used, excellent mobile OS. While it’s not for everyone, it’s hard to deny or ignore what Google has done with Android. But it isn’t perfect—there are things that could simply be done better. Here are six areas where Android as a whole still needs to improve.

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If you need to adjust your Google sign-in settings, Android Pay options, Google Fit data, or anything else dealing specifically with your Google account, you’ll need to access the “Google Settings” app. On most Android phones, you can find Google Settings in Settings > Google (under the “Personal” section). Figuring out where Samsung put this on the S7 turns out to be quite the pain—it’s not at all anywhere that makes sense.

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With the “Speak Screen” feature in iOS, you can have your device read whatever’s on the screen to you just by swiping two fingers down from the top of the page. It can read just about anything, from settings pages to web sites to ebooks. While it’s obviously useful if you have some form of visual impairment, it can also be really handy when you want to catch up on your reading but don’t want your eyes glued to a screen. Here’s how to set it up.

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It’s no secret that a lot of people use Google and its services for a wide array of things, and in the process, Google is able to collect a dizzying amount of information from and about us.

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When you mute iOS, incoming phone calls and texts vibrate instead of playing whatever ringtone you set up. Alarms, on the other hand, will always play the ringtone whether your phone is muted or not. If you’d like to be able have an alarm vibrate your device instead of making a sound, you can do that by creating a silent ringtone.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is probably the best Android phone available right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. There are things that can easily be added to improve not only the look of TouchWiz, but also the functionality. Good Lock, an app from Samsung, does just that, giving users a way to easily tweak the notification tray, quick settings panel, and recents menu–not to mention get a more stock Android-like appearance.

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While SmartThings has its own lineup of sensors and devices, you can connect them with all sorts of third-party devices, giving you unified control from a single app.

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If you’ve ever wanted to listen to podcasts on your Sonos speakers, then there are actually several ways to stream them, be it from the Internet, your computer, or from a mobile device such as a phone or tablet.

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Every tech-savvy geek knows how annoying it is to help their less savvy friends, relatives, or kids work their gadgets. Fortunately, Samsung built-in a way to simplify some of the Galaxy S7’s primary apps with “Easy Mode.” Here’s how to enable it.

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Smartphones are convenient, but sometimes it’s more trouble than it’s worth to pick up your phone when you’re already sitting at a computer. It would be nice to do whatever it is you want to do from the comfort of your PC—especially if you work at a desk. Thankfully, there’s a simple (and brilliant) way to completely mirror your Android device’s screen over USB with a Chrome app called Vysor.

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There are a plethora of remote desktop solutions on the market, and it can be tricky to pick the right one for your needs. Don’t worry though, we’ve done the legwork for you, cataloging and comparing the most popular remote desktop solutions so you can easily pick the right one.

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It’s all too easy to lose your phone around the house, especially if you’re prone to losing things in general. However, your Amazon Echo can help you find it using a neat third-party service.

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When your phone’s internal storage starts to get full, it can be frustrating. Things slow down, apps won’t install, and in some cases, you can’t even download anything. Fortunately, Samsung has a built-in way to help users see detailed information about what is taking up space, and also provides a simple way of deleting unwanted items.

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Set up your Xbox One’s TV integration and you can do more than just watch TV on your Xbox: you can also stream that live TV from your Xbox to a Windows 10 PC, Windows phone, iPhone, iPad, or Android device over your home network.

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